Monday, 28 January 2008

By popular demand...

....or "How to make a Trinket Tray":-


First backstitch a line around the design about 1" out from the stitched square, (the exact distance depends how deep you want it. Mine is about 1/2" deep).
Cut the stitched square out with a scant 1/2" allowance beyond backstitch. Cut a square of print cotton the exact same size. Fingerpress allowances to back on both squares, put them wrongsides together and whipstitch together, stitching through the backstitches on the linen and picking up a couple of fabric threads on the print cotton.
Pinch corners together and stitch through to hold them together. I put pairs of very tiny buttons on mine when I stitch through.

I don't usually bother stiffening the stitched piece, specially if I've I used a very stiff starchy piece of linen, but you can always iron some medium weight interfacing onto the back of the stitched piece first. If you do that you need to use one square piece for the base and four strips for the sides, leaving the small squares in the corners free.


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7 comments:

Sally said...

Thanks for the tutorial Christine! That's something else I need to try!

Julie said...

thanks for the info Christine, i need to try one of these now

love the sunset pic, what a stunner !!!!

Stitchingranny said...

lol Christine, was just going to tell you i didnt get the email. Dont need it now though thanks for the info.

Karan said...

Thanks for the info Christine - think I'll be trying one of these before long. :0)
Gorgeous sunset pic.

Mylene said...

Thanks for the info, i would like to try it someday.

Lisa said...

Thankyou for the tutorial ,i have wanted to make one of these for a while. I have added your blog to my blogroll, you have some beautiful finished pieces and some lovely designs too

Helena E said...

Thanks for the tutorial Christine. I will give it a go one of these days. BTW the sunset is beautiful.
Dusty